The angst of white-collar men and their families in the age of corporate layoffs — sound familiar? Up in the Air
rode the downbeat theme to $163 million at the box office and the 2009
Golden Globe for best screenplay. Now Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner, and
Tommy Lee Jones want in on the pathos with The Company Men.
Affleck's character, Bobby Walker, is forced to trade in his
country-club lifestyle and take up construction work after losing his
executive position. With U.S.
On Nightline last night, they had a mini-documentary about Ben Affleck visiting the Congo and sharing stories of what he saw in the conflict-torn country. As I watched his sunburned face, as he tearfully described atrocities he witnessed, I realized that we need to adjust our perceptions. Like many, I assume a celebrity is all good-looks and little else. That assumption is wrong.